Letter to the Editor: Newport Mayor Paul Monette

Newport Mayor Paul Monette sent in this letter to the editor: Voters should re-elect me as Mayor for several reasons i. I want to ensure the proposed development projects planned for Newport are completed

Q&A: Therrien and Moccia looking to bring a fresh perspective to the Newport City Council

Why are you running for city council, and why should someone vote for you? THERRIEN: I’m running for city council because I believe in the future of my city and I believe I can

Police: Stolen vehicle crash near Barton-Brownington town line

BROWNINGTON — On Wednesday police reported a stolen vehicle crashed near the town line of Barton and Brownington early last week. Police say that on February 15, at around 7:26 a.m., the Derby barracks

Northwoods art exhibit celebrates 26 years of stewardship

CHARLESTON — A large crowd enjoyed the opening of the Winter Water Woods Art Show featuring 26 Vermont artists from the Northeast Kingdom and beyond at the Northwoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston on

Truck slams into tractor in Holland Sunday afternoon

HOLLAND — A 19-year-old man from Holland crashed his truck into a tractor on the Twin Bridges Road in Holland Sunday afternoon. Police say Jacob Roy was traveling in a 2000 Dodge truck at

Derby man facing multiple charges after bizarre weekend incident

DERBY — A 29-year-old man from Derby is due in court today after a bizarre incident that took place on the Cross Road in Derby over the weekend. Police say a 26-year-old woman from

Police warn of identity theft scam occurring in Orleans County

DERBY — The Vermont State Police in Derby are saying that residents need to be aware of an identity theft scam that is going on in the area. Police said on Monday that they

Police find 22-year-old St. Johnsbury man dead in Lyndonville

LYNDONVILLE — Polcie say that they recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from the Passumpsic River in Lyndonville. It is believed that the man fell through the ice. According to a statement issued

Donations needed to aid job-seeking students

LYNDONVILLE — It’s an age-old problem for people entering the workforce. Without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you get a job? To help solve this

Police looking for missing juvenile

DERBY — Police are requesting assistance as they search for a runaway juvenile in DCF custody. The boy has ties to Orleans County. The Vermont State Police say 16-year-old Ezekiel “Zeke” Wing was last

Fire destroys trailer in Charleston early Monday morning

CHARLESTON — Authorities say the fire that took place in Charleston on Monday caused roughly $35,000 in damages, and that preliminary findings do not suggest the cause of the fire was suspicious in any

Newport Police issue warning after suspicious activity reported

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is alerting the public of an incident that happened Tuesday evening on Prospect Street, where a white male subject attempted to con a resident into letting him into

Rotary Club of Newport shooting hoops for the community

By Kaitlyn Young NEWPORT — The Rotary Club of Newport is holding their 69th annual basketball tournament starting this Friday. The tournament includes three boys and girls divisions. It looks like this year will

Tod Pronto & Friends this Sunday in Newport

NEWPORT — Tod Pronto will play a show this Sunday, February 22, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located on Second Street in Newport. The show, titled Tod Pronto & Friends, starts at 4 p.m.

Senator Bernie Sanders to visit Lyndon State College on Monday

LYNDON — The Lyndon State College Student Government Association is sponsoring a student town hall meeting hosted by Vermont’s U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday, February 16. The meeting will take place at noon.

[VIDEO] Candidates for Mayor and City Council take part in forum

NEWPORT — On Monday night, candidates for mayor of Newport, and candidates running for the two open slots on the Newport City Council, took part in a forum at the Goodrich Memorial Library. Mayor

Orleans County Restorative Justice Center receives small but needed donation

NEWPORT — They say that a little can go a long way. At the Green Mountain United Way (GMUW) office in Derby Line, Marketing Director Madeleine Roy is working hard to make sure that

Asset Allocation – A Sound Investment Strategy

By David W. Thompson In today’s complex financial markets, you have an impressive array of investment vehicles from which to select. Each investment also carries some risk, making it important to choose wisely if

Crash in Troy leads to attempting to elude and DUI charges

TROY — Police say that they have charged a 29-year-old man from Lowell with attempting to elude and DUI, after a crash that took place in Troy on Tuesday. According to a statement issued

Scenes from Newport’s Winterfest

Despite the cold weather, Newport came alive over the weekend for the annual Winterfest event. The city was filled with everything from pond hockey and snowmobile runs, to dinner jazz at the Ciderhouse Grill.